Pathways In Education (PIE) is an Alternative Learning Opportunities Program (ALOP) serving grades 9-12 in the Chicago community. Pathways considers the unique needs of every student, allowing access to small group classes, guided independent study, online courses, and experiential learning, to address each student's individual strengths and needs.
Are you an educator that wants to make an impact in students’ lives? Do you believe that every student should have the opportunity for success? If so, Pathways is the place for you! PIE is looking for educators that are warm, outgoing, authentic, passionate and inspiring. PIE places great emphasis on the student-teacher relationship, a critical component to the development of students’ personal, emotional, and academic well-being.
Pathways In Education is looking for a Special Education Teacher with an LBS1 credential to work at our Ashburn center. The Special Ed Teacher will have the following responsibilities:
The primary responsibility of the SPED teacher is to provide instruction and other related services to Special Education students. The SPED Teacher will also facilitate diagnostic assessment including administration, scoring and interpretation. SPED teachers will review and revise IEP’s as needed. The Special Education teacher will support instruction in reading, math, and written language for students, tutor individual and small groups of students, administer and score academic testing, write individualized education plans and support other academic programs as needed. The Special Education teacher will work under the leadership of the Principal and the Director of Instruction.
Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*
Provide instruction to students with special needs and identified learning disabilities in a Special Education teacher program
Tutor individual and small groups of students, reinforcing language and reading concepts
Administer and score individual and group tests
Schedule IEP meetings, coordinating schedules with parents, general education teacher(s), administrator, and all appropriate special education staff
Conduct IEP meetings
Communicate and coordinate special needs evaluation and testing with speech teacher, psychologist, and other service providers.
Communicate with parents regarding individual student progress and conduct
Maintain progress records and record progress toward IEP goals
Record progress within the independent study program
Perform other duties in support of the Special Education teacher program
Support other academic programs offered within the independent study program
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Special Education teacher Certificate (LBS I)
Ability to teach students of grades 6-12
Ability to work with student of all ages
Ability to understand, adopt, and support the independent study program, concepts and their philosophies
Ability to organize and present ideas effectively in oral and written form.
Ability to make skillful decisions
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to operate a PC computer, word processor, copier, FAX, and other office machines.
Education and Experience:
Minimum BA degree or equivalent.
Current Illinois Professional Educator License
Endorsement: Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I)
Please use the following link to complete our online application.